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other in a volatile situation. what is the pentagon's view about this? >> the pentagon is absolutely adamant it doesn't want to talk about this at all. but the pentagon is going to have to start talking about it. senior administration official has said that russian forces now have kcomplete operational control of the peninsula. that makes this a full on military situation at this point. that means the russian military controls air, land and sea, as you said, the top naval official now essentially to the russian side. what does the pentagon do about it if they want to engage in the russian military as a way of engaging of pulling back. they don't know who may defect next to the russian side. controlling for that. that up to this point appears to be the russian goal and it looks like the u.s. has concluded that they have done it. at this point and it is going to make it difficult for the pentagon in the coming days. there are a number of regularly scheduled u.s. navy deployments into the black sea. chuck hagel is going to have to decide does he recommend those go forward or recommend t
history and literary minds of salem, oregon. >> more on the pentagon's proposed budget. from washington journal, this is one hour. >> joining us now to walk is our the announcement guest from the washington journal. your story today has this headline. the defense budget targets new threats. what is the new threat and what does it mean for to changes in store for the defense department? end of the aero for the u.s. military. ground forces are coming home from afghanistan. we will have no more than a few thousand troops. this is after 13 years of war. the military has to pare back because of budget spending. now we are looking at an emerging threat in asia. people are looking at china. a friend cyberspace. eats in -- thr cyberspace. we are talking about it hidden to asia. everyone is looking toward turning our focus to china. wants to boost efforts to create more cyber warriors. they are also talking about putting more emphasis on special forces. the navy seals, the people who killed osama bin laden, the people who rescued aid workers. they want to boost the special workers, people who ca
's responsibility i have. but also the physical constraints that are being placed on the pentagon to make very tough choices here are very significant. what we're talking about is gradually reducing our active duty strength by about 10%. i don't think that's an astoundingly large cut as we adjust -- we're still going to need a big army. >> schieffer: let me ask you about something that your critics are saying, they say that because you're proposing cuts in benefits, tax breaks, eliminating, slowing down pay raises for some of those on military duty that you are in fact trying to balance the budget on the backs of these people who fought these wars. >> well, first of all, that's just not true. we're not making any recommendations on any retirement changes we're going to wait until the retirement commission was was impaneled if we need to do anything on retirement. this isn't just an arbitrary, unilateral approach to trying to slow the growth just to slow the growth. we've got to look at the long term commitments to our people. half of our budget today in the pentagon goes to pay compensation retirem
. >> earlier this week, the pentagon is previous of budget priorities and today i am deputy secretary christine fox talked more about the budget a mighty army size would be reduced in 2015 proposal. she spoke at the american enterprise in two for about 50 minutes. >> so, i want to thank all of you at american enterprise institute for the great work that you do when the opportunity to be with you today. as mckenzie said, secretary haeckel recently announced a number of recommendations and proposals that will be contained in the defense department fiscal year 2015 badges admission. it goes about pain that make in spending choices as having more losers than winners due to the fact that budgets are tight and could get even tighter is no way to win a popularity contest. in many respects, there is something in the package to set up just about everybody's alarm bells and on which meter. from my perspective and as i hope my remarks will make clear, the two categories of stakeholders most protected from these changes are people we should all feel the most accountable to. the average american fighting ma
in more than 25 years. is there any hope for congressional action this year? >>> and the pentagon proposes to slash the army to its smallest size in almost 75 years. how risky are the cuts for american security? >>> welcome to the journal editorial report. i'm paul gigot. new questions about the investigation into the irs targeting of conservative groups. with the house subcommittee holding hearings and just how seriously the department of justice is taking its probe. this as liberal groups like the aclu and sierra club join conservative counterparts in voicing opposition to a new irs rule aimed at further restricting political speech. for more on both developments, i'm joined by "wall street journal" columnist and deputy editor dan henninger, kim strossel. what did we learn about the state of the justice probe such as it is? >> well, they had a number of legal experts appear before the house oversight committee. it was a pretty depressing recounting. this seems to be a farce. you have got this probe being headed up by a former obama donor, barbara basserman, heading out of the civil right
at this moment. and for now, i want to go to p.j. crowley. pentagon is the former assistant secretary of state, now a professor of new practice at george washington university. p.j., right now, where the western nations' cards. where are the cards of the european union? where are the cards of the united states in playing against whatever it is that putin has dreamed up here? >> i think, shepard, first, and you're on the scene right there, you have to look at the sentiment inside ukraine, obviously, crimea is a unique situation within the country. i think, obviously, putin has achieved something that he desired. he's back at the table in terms of having the ability to influence what happens in ukraine. next, the revolution probably has slowed down a little bit. that said, putin is at risk of overplaying his hand. you'll have the sentiment on the ground there. but i sense that he has pushed ukraine to a level of solidarity, notwithstanding all of its cultural and historical differences. ukrainians of all stripes, those who are supporting the protesters, those who are supporting yanukovych are st
correspondent jennifer griffin is live at the pentagon. jennifer? >> greta, officials tell us they are seeing military movement by russian forces into and out of the area. they are moving by land and by sea. this video apparently shows some of the dozen or so russian combat helicopters crossing the border into the ukraine today. sources tell us approximately 2,000 russian troops may have landed at a military base near the city. ukraine special representative described it as an armed invasion, an occupation. president obama issued this warning from the white house. >> just days after the world came to russia for the olympic games and would invite the condemnation of nations around the world. and indeed the united states will stand with the international community in affirming that there will be costs for any military intervention in ukraine. >> the troops that took over two airports and the television station in cremlia russian ambassador to the u.n. appeared dismissive. >> is russia willing to militarily intervene in ukraine to achieve your political goals? [ laughter ] this is -- really, eve
network c-span. those remarks are scheduled to start at 5:00 eastern time. at the pentagon -- >> internet as we know it today, bears no resemblance to monopoly telephone service back in the 1930s and '40s and '50s. and what, what the courts have said and what the congress supports is if i walk in to a grocery store and i buy a gallon of milk i pay, 3.50 a gallon, if i buy 10 gallons i pay $35 a, for all 10 gallons. well, tom wheeler's fcc wants to say you can use as much milk as you want and you only have to pay 3.50. that's just wrong. if netflix is the biggest user of the internet as people download their movies, sometimes there's as much as 30% of the total volume of the internet. obviously netflix should pay more than somebody who uses the internet once a month. i'm being very simplistic but that's the genesis and these, these companies have spent billions and billions of dollars to set up their systems and to provide the fiber-optics and all the megaspeeds that we just take for granted. on a volume metric basis at some level, they should be allowed to charge based on volume. >> net n
mcleary will discuss pentagon efforts to boost technology programs and the facebook proposed budget cuts. "washington journal" is next. ♪ host: good morning. we have a three-hour washington journal for you this saturday morning. we will discuss election 2013, proposed reductions to the military budget and a new proposal to overhaul food packaging labels. but first, we will focus on the ongoing local and certainty in the ukraine. president obama issued a warning after the government accused russia of moving military personnel and equipment into crimea. ups morning, we are opening our phone lines to your response to the president's statement. we want to hear what you think the american response should be in the ukraine or if you think the u.s. should be involved in this dispute. 2025 85388 04e democrats. you can also catch up with us on all your favorite social media pages. on twitter, facebook or e-mail .s a very good saturday morning to you. allstory that is leading the major papers in the united states and many of the papers around the world. the ongoing situation in the ukraine
three separate wars about to be awarded the medal of honor after congress ordered the pentagon to redress decades of discrimination against minority soldiers. joining me right here, santiago aravia, one of the distinguished members of this group. >>> good day, i'm andrea mitchell in washington. we have breaking news. justice department correspondent pete williams joins me now from the newsroom and this involves eric holder. >> eric holder is in the hospital in washington this morning. he was taken there this morning after what the justice department says was his feeling shortness of breath and faintness during a morning meeting. he was taken by ambulance we're told to the washington hospital center, the medstar hospital, where he's now acourtiaccordinge justice department, alert and talking to doctors and good conditions. i talked with someone in the meeting where this happened this morning. it was his regular 9:30 staff meeting on the fifth floor of the justice department in a big conference room off his private office. according to this official, during the meeting the attorn
they were expecting that launch. we will get much more from our pentagon correspondent, jennifer give in, in a few minutes. more signs of tension in the crimea. a russian soldier firld his gun in the air to hold back angry ukrainian troops. that situation ended with no violence at all. in fact, most of the russian occupation had been peaceful. ikely because the majority of the people in the crimea identifies russia and 80% people speak russian as their first language. but outside of the cripple yeah a -- crimea and kiev, people have given their blood and sometimes lives to cut ties with the ruler. we saw fighting play out here. the square is filled with memories of the protesters that died. we saw flowers along with pictures of the dead. the burned-out square is still littered in all areas with signs of that chaos that happened here. the sunset is about to nasa half our in independence square in kiev. there are flowers by the millions. the tires we all saw burning last week, as the protesters were out and fighting back police. the smell of those tires still thick in the air with the fog
for congressional action this year. >>> and the pentagon proposes to slash the army to its smallest size in the last 75 years. how risky are the cuts for american security. >>> welcome to "the journal editorial report." new questions this week about the investigation into the irs targeting of conservative groups. with the house subcommittee holding hearings, you know just how seriously the department of justice is taking this probe. they're doing this as liberal groups like the aclu and sierra club join conservative clubs voicing opposition into a new irs rule into further restricting political speech. for more on both of these developments i'm joined by "wall street journal" column dannetinger. kim strofle and colin levy. kim, let's start with you there in sin city, washington. you're covering the hearings this week. what have we learned about the state of justice to probe just as it is? >> well, they had a number of legal experts appear before the house oversight committee. it was a pretty depressing recounting, paul. what's pointed out here, this seems to be a farce. you got this probe headed up
counting on the pentagon for a paycheck, from contractors to those who serve, is week started with a jolt of reality for our regio ononday, chuck hagel blasted cuts mandated by congress but says if he has to make them, cuts will come. he says the manpower, and necessary weapons systems, more base closures, and cututs to benefits rather than readiness. >> given the reality, we must now adapt, innovate, and make difficult incisions -- decisions to ensure our mitary is ready and capable, maintaining the technological edge. >> president obama towoward a construction site in minnesota, calling on congress to boost spending on infrastructure. warning there will be major coequences if a transportation bill is not passed by this summer. >> we can see construction projects stop in their tracks, machines sitting idle, and people off of jobs. next week i will send congress a budget that funds rebuilding our transportation infrastructure in a more respoponsible way, by dog it over four years which gives cities and states and private invevestors the certainty they need to o plan major projects. >> in
, how does this work? how too you go from having goring as a boss to having the pentagon as a boss? and not only that, when he retired in the middle 1970s. he was given the garnished civilian service award, the highest award the department of defense can give to a nonunformed person. so, "operation paperclip." to understand, you really must go back to the fall of 1944, and it was a very dark time. this is a map from william shyer's rise and fall of the third rescue -- reich, and we're pushing toward berlin, and among the soldiers are scientists with the u.s. military, and they're part of a secret mission called "operation alsos" and the mission was find a, b, c, weapons, atomic, biological, and chemical weapons, and the real threat at the time was atomic weapons. but very quickly samuel goodsman, the head of the operation, a party -- a particle physicist, the learned, sitting in the abandoned apartment of one of the scientists in november of 1944, that the atomic program was nothing that we thought it was. and the reason was, because, as hitler told his minister of armaments, atomi
branches of the service have been killing themselves at a high rate. the pentagon has been trying to figure outy, head people off before they end their lives, and the suicide rate has remained sub bornlstubbornly high. first, in background. >> the largest study of mental health ever conducted on u.s. military personnel revealed a startling fact. nearly half the soldiers who reported suicide attempt said their first attempt was prior to enlistment. it was believed that long repeated deployments in the recent wars were the cause. but now a first look at a huge mental health study points to a need for better understanding the young people who sign up to fight in their nation's defense. the news comes of a ronald funded by the initial institute of mental health. one report said almost a quarter of u.s. active duty troops suffered with some form of mental illness before serving in the military. one in five had suffered panic, depression or adhd, and a tendency for anger and sunday rage. this was noted five times higher than the average rate in the civilian population. it was seen in the stie as
of the u.s. military. capable of super-sonic speed and land and take off. since the pentagon unveiled in 2001 turning it into jets is problematic. >> almost all is twice as long, it's delivered so slowly, it's twice as long and gives you half the performance you thought you were getting at the beginning. >> the special helmet makes them dizzy, and could cause them to crash. >> the stealth coating melts near the tail and reveals the f35 to enemy trackers. ground kesting causes cracks in the bulk heads of the it version designed for the marine corp. they are some of the problems in a program costing taxpayers 392 million, 70% more than originally projected. while they are conducting test flights, not a single jet is ready to go into contact. one day the pentagon will buy 2500, but in next year's budget it will purchase 34 of them for testing and basic missions. why so few? congressionally mandating budget cuts. the defense secretary pointed out that every program has to be trimmed to save money. >> the reality of reduced resources. it requires us to prioritise and make difficult choice
of supersonic speed and able to langd and takeoff like a helicopter, but since the pentagon unveiled the f-35 in 2001, turning its plans in to a fully capable jet has been problematic. >> almost every hardware program the pentagon buys costs twice as much, is delivered so slowly, it's twice as long as when they said they would deliver it, and gives you about half of the performance you thought you were going to get. >> reporter: the special helmet makes pilots dizzy. when the jet reaches supersonic speed the stealth painting melts off. those are just some of the problems in a program now costing tax pairs $392 billion over its life 250i78. that's 70% more than originally projected. and while pilots are conducting test flights, not a single yet is ready to go into combat. one day the pentagon says it will buy more than 2400 why so few? budget cuts. every program has to be trimmed to save money. >> the reality of reduced resources and a challenging and changing strategic environment requires us to prioritize and make difficult choices. some of those choices we must make now. >> reporter: despit
of the service, have been killing themselves at a high rate. the pentagon is trying to figure out why. head people off before they end their lives, and the suicide rate has remained stubbornly high. a new report on efforts to reduce suicide on this edition of "inside story." and first this background. the largest study of mental health ever conducted on u.s. military personnel revealed a startling fact. nearly half of soldiers who reported a suicide attempt said that their first attempt was prior to enlistment. it was believed that long, repeated deployments in recent wars were the cause, but now the first look at a huge mental health study abandons that idea and points to a need for better understanding the young people who sign up to fight in the nation's defense. the news comes to an army study in risk in service members. stars. it's funded by the army and the national institutes of mental health. three new star today were released this week in the journal of american medical association's psychiatry article. one-half of troops suffered from some form of mental illness before they entere
have landed there. the pentagon confirming that some 12 aircraft have landed at the airport there. earlier, there were -- there were soldiers there that were not dressed in russian uniforms. they were in camo, but not in russian uniforms. they had secured the airport, and then 12 aircraft landed. estimated about 2,000 troops landing in crimea. now, the current administration, the authorities on the ground, as you mentioned, the election has been set. that they are saying that this is an invasion by russia. already, we've heard from the u.s. ambassador to the united nations, saying and teaming up with the president of the united states in this statement. we've heard warnings from secretary of state john kerry saying that russia should not invade the sovereign space of ukraine. we've heard defense secretary chuck hagel speaking for the united states in nato, saying this should be a time for caution and wise, diplomatic moves. but we have yet to hear, until now, from the president of the united states on this situation. president barack obama in the white house briefing room. >> over
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over the pentagon's budget, one republicans have actually been pushing. that's up next. [ car alarm chirps ] ♪ [ male announcer ] we don't just certify our pre-owned vehicles. we inspect, analyze, and recondition each one, until it's nothing short of a genuine certified pre-owned mercedes-benz for the next new owner. [ car alarm chirps ] hurry in to the mercedes-benz certified pre-owned sales event. visit today for exceptional offers. ♪ i've got a big date, but my sinuses are acting up. it's time for advil cold and sinus. [ male announcer ] truth is that won't relieve all your symptoms. new alka seltzer plus-d relieves more symptoms than any other behind the counter liquid gel. oh what a relief it is. >>> president obama formally ordered the pentagon to make plans to pull all american troops out of afghanistan by the end of year. you heard that right. the administration had hoped to make an agreement with the karzai government that would keep some kind of u.s. military presence in afghanistan, but in the absence of a deal, the department of defense today announced it's moving fo
over the pentagon's budget, one republicans have actually been pushing. that's up next. the was a truly amazing day. without angie's list, i don't know if we could have found all the services we needed for our riley. for over 18 years we've helped people take care of the things that matter most. join today at angieslist.com >>> president obama formally ordered the pentagon to make plans to pull all american troops out of afghanistan by the end of year. you heard that right. the administration had hoped to make an agreement with the karzai government that would keep some kind of u.s. military presence in afghanistan, but in the absence of a deal, the department of defense today announced it's moving forward with what it calls a contingency plan that would actually withdraw all of the remaining troops. there's about 37,000 there now. the decision is coming, of course, just one day after the pentagon announced plans to scale back military spending partly due to republican demands in the sequester. we're going to have more on all of that, straight ahead. >>> i think the whole thing is not d
at the pentagon tells us it may have been provocative timing but it was no surprise. >> reporter: the launch of the ss-25, one of russia's mobile icbms, was conducted much like this 2008 test and had been in the works long before the current standoff over crimea. as required by treaty, russia first informed the u.s. of the upcoming launch in december but kept postponing it for technical reasons, reissuing the notification every time a new test date was scheduled. the final notification came on sunday, and this time, the test went off as planned, launching from a russian test facility and arcing eastward until its dummy warhead impacted at a test range in kazakhstan. it was, indeed, a routine test but one with obvious possibilities to be misinterpreted and read the wrong way. >> pelley: president putin insisted his invasion is legal which prompted this from president obama today. >> there is a strong belief that russia's action is violating international law. i know president putin seems to have a different set of lawyers, making a different set of interpretations. >> pelley: borough obama se
following developments from the pentagon. first to lea gabrielle. we have not seen the ukraine president for a week, there was speculation he was in russia, sure enough. >> he said he didn't flee ukraine but left because his family received threats. he said he'll return when it's safe, and while ukraine's speak russian and ukraine, today he chose to speak russian at the conference. >> yanukovych needed to find a place he felt safe, needed to find a friend who could protect him and protect the interests of his fellow russian speakers in ukraine there was only one place logically to go under those circumstances. >> yanukovych made a point to say he had only spoken with russian president vladimir putin on the phone and putin said that i would meet. >> putins troops on the move. there is seasons how far he might go? >> sheltering yanukovych sends a signal supporting his position but russia has a clear strategic issue in ukraine. they're a major black sea port, a warm-water port, essential nor naval vessels to have access to the mediterranean and the rest of the world during the winter. one a
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. chuck hagle is among those who are set to testify. last week, he announced the pentagon plans to shrink the army to levels not see before world war ii. it is expected to affect the number of f-32 fighter jets ordered by the navy. those planes are years behind schedule and billions of dollars over budget. >> the joint strike fighter, better known as the f-35 is supposed to be all things to all branches of the u.s. military. able to evade enemy radar, capable of super sonic speed and able to land and take off like a helicopter when required. but sense the penitentiary penitentiary unveiled the f-35 in 2001, turning its plans into a fullly capable jet has been problematic. >> almost every hardware program the pentagon buys costs twice as much as we thought it was going to, is delivered so slowly, it's twice as long as when they said they were going to deliver it. and it gives you about half the performance you thought you were going to get at the beginning. >> the special helmet meant to help pie lots see threats makes them dizzy and could cause them to crash. when the jet reaches super so
that they are russian forces. >> barbara starr at the pentagon, the president anticipated a much different relationship with russia in his second term. of course, when he told medvedev to convey to putin that he'd have more flexibility in his second term, we're not sure what he might have been referring to, but clearly putin is giving president obama less flexibility when it comes to how to deal with these moves that he's making. >> well, that's really the problem, jake. the only u.s. move is diplomacy and presidential muscle power, which were about to see about the power of the oval office. there is no talk about any type of u.s. military action. nato military action. but i have to tell you, underscoring what jim sciutto said, the anxiety at the pentagon certainly rising throughout the day. the anxiety across the administration. and here's the reason. putin has engaged in an interesting military tactic. he has not given the u.s. any warning time. >> barbara, we're going to go live to samantha powers speaking live. >> government efforts with appropriate international assistance to bring bought economic
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speed and able to land and take off like a helicopter when required. since the pentagon unveiled the f-35 in 2001, turning its plans into a fully capable jet has been problematic. >> it has cost twice as much, delivered twice as long as they said they were going to deliver it. >> reporter: when the jet reaches supersonic speeds the stealth coating melts off. and serious cracks in the bulk heads of the version designed for the marine corps. those are just some of the problems in a program now costing tax payers $92 billion over its lifetime, 70% more than originally projected. and not a single jet is ready to go into combat. one day the pentagon says it will buy more than 2400 f-35s to serve the entire military, but in next year's budget it is only going to purchase 34 of them for testing and basic missions. why so few? constructionally mandated budget cuts. every program has to be trimmed to save money. >> the reality of reduced resources and a challenging and changing strategic environment requires us to prioritize and make difficult choices. some of those choices we must make now. >>
not returned to their barracks. at the same time the pentagon is taking concrete new steps to try to address the crisis. let's bring if our pentagon correspondent barbara starr. what are you learning, barb? >> reporter: wolf, the pentagon and the u.s. intelligence committee have laser focus on those russian troops still in the field. many had traveled down from central russia, haven't gone back home. why are they still there is the big question e it ear their territory, perfectly allowed to be there, but why haven't they gone home? the pentagon watching this and also today moving to reassure east european allies. for the first time the pentagon is using its aircraft to send a message to russian president vladimir putin. >> the defense department is pursuing measures to support our allies including stepping up joint training through our aviation detachment in poland. >> reporter: it's boast symbolic and significant support for allies like poland worried about russia's move into ukraine. c-130s will be training at this military base hagel visited just a few weeks ago. and on russia's western,
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send us your questions, we'll facilitate the dialogue with the pentagon. we had classified hearings, which unfortunately only the members of congress can attend. we dealt with it as sensitive as possible and jet still tried to shed light on it. >> i want to talk about questions we heard from family members, doug landborn, whose son was killed in the crash. he wanted to know why afghans were not interviewed as part of the post-investigation. did you get answers on that today? >> i asked that specific question in the hearing of the pentagon. they didn't have a good answer on that, they agreed to get back to us. but we didn't get a clarifying answer on that point. >> all right, another point, charles strange, father of one of the soldiers killed, the call sign -- this has referred to as extortion 17. and there are many family members who publicly say they feel in some way the taliban had gotten information from somebody who leaked information and that is how they knew this particular chinook was coming. any discussion of that? >> i think it was a legitimate question. but if you look at
. national security correspondent jennifer griffin is live at the pentagon with the latest. >> good evening, bret. ukraine's special representative to the crimea described it as an armed invasion and occupation. the pentagon today is unwilling to characterize the movement of russian forces into the crimea. this video apparently shows some of the dozen or so russian helicopters crossing the border into the ukraine today. we can't confirm its authenticity. about a dozen airport reportedly landed at an airport carrying soldiers in full battle gear. witnesses said nearly 2,000 troops had been air lifted in. officials tell us they are seeing evidence of air and maritime movement into and out of crimea. president obama issued this warning from the white house. it was his first public statement about ukraine since february 19th. >> just days after the world came to russia for the olympic games it would invite the condemnation of nations around the world, and indeed, the united states will stand with the international community in affirming there will be costs for any military intervention in ukrai
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a helicopter. since the pentagon unveiled, turning its plans into a fully capable jet is problematic. >> almost every hardware program the pentagon buys costs twice as much, gives you half the performance, and is never delivered on time. >> the special helmet making pilots see threats from everywhere makes them dizzy. when the jet reaches supersonic speed the stealth coating melts off, revealing. s35. ground testing caused cracks in the bulk heads in the version designed for the marine corp. those are some problems in a program costing taxpayers $92 million, 70% more than originally projected. while pilots are conducting test fight, not a single jet is ready to go into combat. one day the pentagon says it will buy more than 2400 f-25s to serve the military. in the budget next year, it will purchase 34 of them for testing and basic missions. why so few? >> congressionally mandated budget cuts. the defense secretary pointed out that every program has to be trimmed to save money. >> the reality of reduced resources and a challenging and changing strategic environment requires us to prioritise and
. but since the pentagon unveiled the f-35, turning plans into a fully capability jet has been problematic. >> almost every hardware program the pentagon buys costs twice as much than thought, and it's delivered twice as long than they said it would be delivered and it delivers half the promise than you thought you were going to get in the beginning. >> the helmets make them dizzy and could cause them to crash. when it reaches supe super sonic speed, the stealth coating melts revealing itself to the enemy. and the bulk head cracks, only some of the problems costing 70% more than originally projected. and while pilots are conducting test flights not a single jet is ready to go into combat. one day the pentagon said it will buy more than 2400 f-35s to serve the entire military. but in next year's budget it will only purchase 34 of them for testing and basic mission. why so few? congressionally mandated budget cuts. the defense secretary recently pointed out that every program has to be trimmed to save money. >> the reality of reduced resources and a challenging and changing strategic environ
of the reaction to major military cuts at the pentagon. the military may be cutting back but facebook is expanding. we will have comments from david rubenstein on the deal to buy whats app. ♪ >> this is "lunch money," on bloomberg television, streaming on your phone, your tablet, and bloomberg.com. today's moving pictures with a video that is the story. in ukraine, a vote in parliament on selecting a new government has been delayed until thursday. the acting resident is working to win support of the protest leaders. bands of protesters and venezuela skirmished and caracas. they are protesting shortages of basic goods and skyhigh inflation. they have battled police and government troops for the past two weeks. the venezuelan president has called for a peace conference tomorrow after the opposition leader rejected a call for talks. the three women held captive for a decade in a cleveland house were honored by ohio governor john kasich. he gave them the annual courage award in an emotional ceremony. >> they rescued themselves, first by staying strong and by sticking together and then by literally b
the artsy and us troops may soon be gone from afghanistan the pentagon is very bold with todd all troops after the us and afghan governments could reach of bilateral security agreement. what does this mean for the future of afghanistan. i got to have and the line between church and state blurs in the us military. more american service members have complained that religion has been forced on them during reading while on duty in depth look at this coming. a new study cast a wary eye on at monsanto the study claims that round out maybe we'll put more americans suffering from celiac disease. last but that's possible. i read once that i've yet to watch teams and easy. i'm carrie and boring or watching rt america the pentagon is preparing a full withdraw troops from afghanistan and by the end of twenty fourteen. president obama phoned afghan president's mind karzai on tuesday to discuss afghanistan's upcoming elections in the bilateral security agreement. since president karzai refused to sign a security agreement the white house said they will resort to the so called easier option. but
. reports from david martin at the pentagon and clarissa ward in ukraine. a major winter storm brings flooding to the west coast, and the system will soon sweep across the country. reports from ben tracy and elaine quijano. jerry brown first ran for president in the 70s. is he ready to run again in his 70s? what's the difference between governor brown '75 and governor brown 2014? >> pelley: and steve hartman on the road. a little boy finds a small fortune and gives a stranger something priceless. >> i look at it every day. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley reporting from los angeles. >> pelley: good evening. this is our western edition. at this hour is appears russian militaries forces are crossing the border into ukraine. in a region of ukraine known as crimea. late today, president obama went on national television to warn russia against a military intervention. ukraine has been reeling since last week when a popular revolt led the president of ukraine to flee to russia. crimea used to be part of russia and has long wanted to return. ukrain
this work? have you go to having the pentagon as a boss? and when he retired in the '70s he was given the distinguished civilian service award which is the highest award that the department of defense can give to a non uniformed person. to understand "operation paperclip" you really must go back to the fall of 1944. that was a very dark time. this was a rise and fall of the third reich. landing at normandy pushing to munich and berlin. among the soldiers are scientist with the u.s. military. they are part of a secret mission to find what they call atomic biological chemical weapons. abc weapons. the real threat but city will who was the head of the operation was a particle physicist learn to sitting in the abandoned apartment in november 1944 that the atomic program telling him his minister of armaments atomic science is jewish science. said don't concentrate on that. i am paraphrasing. >> in what they learned was that the third reich was experimenting and humans. said he was pulled from concentration camps. this is the first time to american military intelligence. >> and he came acro
at the pentagon bureaucracy, office of the secretary of defense, joint staff, defense agencies, and feel that unity, and found that some reductions are necessary and some savings are possible. achieving savings in the military's proverbial tail take several years and produces significantly less in bankable savings that is commonly believed. the analysis shows that the od headquarters -- dod headquarters -- when all is said and done, and enterprise of the u.s. global reach requires a substantial administrative and support operation. these backend functions can certainly be done more efficiently with less duplication, fewer contractors and with fewer executives, generals, and admirals. that is why secretary hegel announced that he would cut civilian and contractor .ersonnel by 20% the total savings, however, are a fraction of the reductions required by either sequestration or of the president's budget. the efficiency efforts extended to the services, and their operations maintenance as well, the navy, for example, is pursuing aggressive cost savings initiatives. achieving better pricing in
's not clear who these men are and what their intention. so let's get the latest from the pentagon and barbara starr. good morning, barbara. >> reporter: good morning. from the pentagon to the state department, to the white house and the cia, all of washington looking at those very pictures of these men at these airports in ukraine wondering who they are and what they are up to and what may come next. what we are hearing from our sources is the u.s. does not believe that russia is planning any invasion of ukraine. nobody really thinks that's on the table. the concern is as we see these pictures of perhaps russian backed militias going these various locations in the ukraine is this the emerging russian strategy to secure various individual locations and exert their influence that way. what the u.s. believes right now is vladimir putin is using all of this, the exercises, the uncertainty, the security troops to flex his muscle to show the world that russia still has the capability, not a full scale invasion but certainly the muscle and the influence to try and control events in ukraine. the u.s.
of the taliban? jennifer griffin takes a look from the pentagon tonight. >> the chairman of the joint chiefs, general martin dempsey, flew to kabul, and spend the day with commanders and troops explaining the president's latest directive to start planning for the withdrawal of all u.s. forces by the end of the year. he warned that afghan president hamid karzai's unwillingness to sign a bilateral security agreement, an uncertainty about a future u.s. presence, encourages afghan forces to hedge their bets and side with the taliban. he added, quote, it is having an affect on the enemy and in some ways i think encourages them, and intelligence supports that. they denied he issued ultimatums when he talked the president on tuesday. >> there's no discussion of complete withdrawal in the discussion. >> karzai said he won't sign the security agreement until after afghanistan's presidential elections in april. >> the longer we wait, the more likely the possibility is that we end up with a zero option, with no troops at all beyond 2014. >> chuck hagel is in brussels for a two-day meeting with nato de
, a statement from the pentagon. it could not be seen as a surprise, after all, putin's troops are now occupying crimea. and they are announcing joint exercises from meetings to conferences with military counterparts. they say over the years these sorts of meetings have helped build trust between the two sides in transparency. and the u.s. has moved warships into the black sea. they say these are part of normal and scheduled military deployments. >> mike, thank you very much. mike mentioned the president's critics on capitol hill. senator mccain says white house foreign policy is part of the situation. >> the president of the united states clearly has no idea of the kind of person putin is and what his intentions are, which is to rebuild the near brood, to have the old russian empire restored as much as possible, and ukraine is a crown jewel of that, and the president has played right into putin's hands. >> and you can hear more of senator mccain's interview at 9:00 eastern on "america tonight." and let's go to the center of this crisis, nick schifrin is live in crimea with more. nick, what are
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